Death of a Loyal Warrior
- ScreenwriterYip Shiu-tuck
The incompetence of the emperor of the Ming Dynasty causes domestic troubles and aggravates external threats. The family of General Chong Yu-kwan, who is guarding the frontier, is loyal to the country. His elder son, Hao-tsun, is skilled in both civil and military affairs. Suspecting the emperor’s father-in-law of having secret dealings with Xiliao, Hao-tsun waits for his twin brother Hao-yi to find out the truth through spying on him. Thinking that Hao-tsun is too cowardly to fight, the general orders him to lead the troops to the battlefield. Tipped off about an ambush against Hao-tsun, Hao-yi hastens to his brother's rescue. Despite his best efforts, Hao-tsun is defeated, and further encounters an ambush. Fortunately, the dispatch arrives in time to rescue him.
The emperor’s father-in-law speaks ill of Hao-tsun, so the emperor orders him to return to the capital immediately or be court-martialed. The emperor’s father-in-law arrives with a gold plate that signifies the emperor’s order and threatens to put Hao-tsun’s entire family to death unless he returns. At his audience with the incompetent emperor, Hao-tsun loses his post because of the father-in-law’s slander. His father, also fooled by the rumour that his son’s recklessness is the cause of the invasion, raises his sabre to Hao-tsun. The emperor’s father-in-law comes with an order from the emperor to execute Hao-tsun. Although Hao-yi has finally secured evidence of the father-in-law’s treachery, it is too late—his brother has been executed. Hao-yi kills the culprit with his sabre to avenge his brother's death.
Special announcement (20/11/2019):
Performance of "Death of a Loyal Warrior" will be rescheduled from 7:30 pm to 7 pm. Please show your original tickets to attend the performance at 7 pm. There is no need to exchange or reprint the tickets.
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